How the Markets are Harmonizing Natural Gas and Alternative Energy Fuel Sources - New York

Date:
9/22/2011
Time:
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
Location:
Haynes and Boone, LLP  
30 Rockefeller Plaza, 26th FloorNew York, NY 10112

Haynes and Boone, LLP is pleased to present the next luncheon seminar in our Energy Projects Series. This program will focus on important changes in how the energy markets are harmonizing electric power development among natural gas, coal and alternative energy fuel sources.

For years, alternative energy has been striving to be a major player in replacing coal-fired electricity generation assets. Some wind, solar and other alternative energy projects may now face stiff competition from cheaper natural gas-fired electricity generation plants based on recently abundant shale gas. Should this make clean energy proponents nervous? Or might increasing supplies of natural gas, and the continued viability of coal, be a blessing in disguise for clean energy technologies?

Our panel will seek to address questions such as: 

  • Will less-expensive gas generation be a substitute or a complement to renewable energy?
  • How will gas and renewables affect future construction of coal-fired power?
  • Will the market support new gas and coal plants to take pressure off renewables until improved storage technologies provide better answers to intermittency issues?
  • Will new thermal plants be needed to provide critical backup for deployment of utility-scale solar and wind plants?
  • What will be the long-term consequences of shale gas availability on future electric capacity needs and profits?
  • How will these market changes affect the renewal of legislative support for renewable energy?

Moderator
Arthur A. Cohen, Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP

Panelists
Steve Bissonnette, Director, DZ BANK AG 
Joe Esteves, Executive VP and Chief Financial Officer, LS Power
Craig Roach, President, Boston Pacific Company, Inc.
Carl Weatherley-White, Managing Director and Global Head of Energy Structured Finance, Barclays Capital Inc.

For more information contact Cari Peretzman at 646.823.1099 or cari.peretzman@haynesboone.com.

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